ISIS and the Threat to Our Cultural Heritage

Lecture: ISIS and the Threat to Our Cultural Heritage

When: 5 November 2015, 7:30–9:30 PM
Where: Rogers Music Center, 900 State Street, Salem, Oregon
Cost: Free

James Cuno, director of the Getty Museum, will be speak at Willamette University on the topic of threats to cultural heritage in West Asia as part of a series called “Taking the Long View: Art and Cultural Heritage in an Age of Terror”.

In this talk, Dr. James Cuno, veteran museum director and author of Who Owns Antiquity?, will consider the campaign of ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham; greater Syria) against the Middle East’s cultural heritage as well as exploring the conceptual framework and practical limitations of the United Nation’s response to it.